The Conquistadors who savaged the New World encountered many strange sights. One of the most enduring images was the initiation ceremony of the Musica tribal chief, El Dorado. In his kingdom near present-day Bogota, El Dorado covered himself in gold dust and plunged into a highland lake. The Conquistadors plundered El Dorado's kingdom but were unable to find what they believed was his hidden city of gold. The legend of El Dorado has grown over the centuries - countless explorers made and lost their fortunes on the search for this legendary city of gold. Treasure seekers still believe that El Dorado is located within Columbia.